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it's my pleasure to award this to her. >> thank you very much, mr. bach. the floor is yours. >> thank you, members of the board. thank you for this honor. what was supposed to be a six month project when i was a new planner has turned into an oversix year effort to develop and implement the strategic plan, and then, the last 18 months in particular have been an incredible challenge in particular to implement new plans and establish a new plan for the agency. along with the challenges it's also been extremely rewarding in getting to know my colleagues and the agency better than ever before. i was to thank the strategic and initiative team for their incredible ability to retain a sense of human in the face of great dischord sometimes with the agency and throughout this entire process. also our partners on the
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performance and business support team, tim, michael, fernando, jane, and matty were instrumental in working with our partners across the agency to identify metrics and for each of the objectives that we have. additionally i'd like to thank the rest of the performance team in the project controls and design strategy team for their support and encouragement. beyond that, i'd like to thank ed reiskin for the leadership and their commitment to the success of this agency, and something that has often result index the spirited discussions that we had in developing the new plan, and the senior management team was particularly valuable in the development of the new values for this agency. we also benefited greatly from the partners in the sustainable streets planning division, the office of innovation, service planning, and the transit managers organizational development as a fit budget team and the outstanding workplace committee. also especially the communications team, kelley,
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kristin, janice, david, laurie, and the entire graphics team were instrumental in completing and developing the document and launching it and arranging for something else that might be happening today, as well, getting the word out about our new strategic plan is critical in actually implementing it and looking forward to doing it as we go forward. finally, i'd like to comment the sf mta and i hope they find their comments in the plan and they find it useful going forward. i look forward on coming to you in the next several years with reports on our success and hope to see you again soon. >> thank you very much on behalf of the whole board and the city thank you for your service, and please know we appreciate your spirited d dischord, which means we have less up here, so l congratulations and thank you on your award. >> and i'd like to ask our director of transit, john
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haley, to come forward, to direct one of his employees. >> thank you, mr. chairman. good afternoon. we want to try to outnumber everyone. thomas edison is not only known for having a rest area on the new jersey turn pike named after him but also for the invention of the light bulb which many people believe led to a cut down of one to three hours a night for many of us. well, in transit, we have many opportunities to be up in the middle of the night and receive phone calls on various things. today, i want to ask you to
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honor someone who not only responded to a call in the middle of the night to take care of an urgent problem, which allowed us to provide service to a significant portion of our riders, think the 38 route for one, but also day in and day out in a leadership role, her work has been recognized by our riders consistently, and the surveys in the last cup will of years as our marks for clean vehicles has improved. so on the night of march 30th, i received a phone call sometime around 2:30 in the morning, saying that our flynn division, which has a fleet of about 125 buses, that over 50 of these buses had been tagged and tagged significantly, which mean that we would probably not be able to make our pullouts.
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fortunately, we were -- we had coming into work at that time in the individual that discovered the acts of these vandals, myra phillips, to my left and honoree this afternoon. myra immediately called another guy named phillips, andrew phillips, who was working atwoods, and myra led the effort the plan and over a period of less than two hours cleaned 53 vehicles so that we missed not a minute of pullout. the vehicles were sparkling. they are the newest vehicles in our fleet, so it is a tribute to her initiative, to her organization and skills, to the pride that she takes in her job, to the responsibility that she feels to the riders.
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so it is my pleasure to introduce you to myra phillips. i also want to acknowledge adrian scott who is the bus superintendent. lewis guzzo, mr. phillips, her husband, who's done an outstanding job in ed woods' division in another capacity. so it's my pleasure to introduce myra and ask you to honor her for her work not only on the night of march 30th, but day in and day out for great performance. [applause]. >> thank you. i want to say thank you to the board for allowing me this opportunity. thank you, john, for actually taking the initiative for the recognition. i really appreciate it. also, thank you to my superintendent, mr. scott, for his leadership and how i like to emulate what he does and how it trickles down to even, you
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know, my car cleaners. thank you to mr. guzzo who's actually over adrian. we have a long history. we used to work together, and i appreciate him. i appreciate my husband. thank you. he trained me from day one, so i appreciate him. in it all, it could not have been done single handedly by myself. i had a crew of six car cleaners that night, and we knew what we had to do. the cooperation that they exhibited on that night was remarkable. regardless of what i said, you know, no, we haven to do it, n, we have to do it, it has to get done. they are the ones that did all the work. i'm humbled by the recognition,
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but they are 're the muscles. they are the tools. although i orchestrated it, they're the ones who should be recognized on this day. so i'm humbled, and i thank you all for hearing me and just to piggyback on anything, i want to say that great leaders create more great leaders, so i thank everyone in the mta staff that has recognized me on this day. thank you. >> congratulations, miss phillips. thank you so much. [applause]. >> director reiskin. >> yes. continuing on, before i give the rest of my report, i'd like to ask our marketing manager, kristin smith to come forward -- and as well as our communications and marketing director, to come forward and unveil something to you on
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their shirt. >> i'm kandise, and i'm the director of marketing and communications for sf mta, and we are very pleased to be before the board today to tell you about something really new, and today we're unveiling a new look for the sf mta. we're changing our corporate logo known as the grand union to better reflect on who you are as an agency and to support our newly adopted strategic plan that you all just heard talked about by ann fritzler, and as you may have heard as a board membe board meeting. the logo came to us by a contest, and that person who designed the logo didn't know who we are as an agency, the legacy, the tremendous legacy that the original participants that now makeup the mta, the original departments really
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represent. the logo doesn't necessarily represent who we are and all we do as an agency, and we thought we could do better, and that's what we're here to talk to you about today. we wanted to create something that represents more than 6,000 employees, who makeup the mta and give them a fitting symbol for them to show what they do as an agency, to reflect our history and heritage as muni, as a department of parking and traffic and as a taxi commission, and to really just show all that we represent in serving the public each and every day. so we're really excited to talk to you about this. we started super early yesterday in the morning, at 2:00 a.m., to make sure our employees, especially our face forward employees know about this grand chase first and can be on board with it, and we're really pleased to be talking with you about it today publicly. i want to first introduce you to a person who has just done
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an amazing job with her team to bring this forward, which is kristin smith, our marketing manager. she has led all the way, and thinking about this going back for sometime, including the lunch of our recently refreshed public website. she's really taken charge of this project, so i'll turn it over to kristin to talk about it morning. >> hi. good afternoon, members of the board. i'm kristin smith, marketing manager, and as has been cued up for me, i'm going to talk about the logo. >> the 2017 muni customer ridership survey shows that only about half of city residents are familiar with the sf mta and its responsibilities, so our new brand that we'll be unvailing momentarily is meant to understand how we manage the city's transportation and our strategic plan commitments. i'm going to ask one of our team members to unveil the logo here while i talk you through a little bit more of the details.
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this new logo it better serves to align with our mission and values as well as to unite the 6,000 public servants who makeup the agencies. it replaces the sf mta logo known as the grand union. after public testing and design with focus groups as well as lots of conversations internally, we selected this design to you know identify the agency. making a visual connection with the iconic muni worm. when we tested this with people, they recognized there was a clear connection between sf mta and muni. they iced words like comforting and warm to describe the new look. i want to let you know that the beloved logo will still remain on all of our uniforms and it continues to reflect our muni services. this new symbol reflects our
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transit roots, and the m. logo stands for municipal in our name. we think this will fit in really well. the blue color is representative of our heritage of the former department of parking and traffic, and our connection to the city and county of san francisco. through this new look we're showing that we all belong to a single transportation agency, and that we're one agency connected. whether you take muni, walk bike or drive, we want you to understand it's muni that gets you there. as kandise mentioned, we were ought bright and early at all of our facilities, making sure all of our employees embraced this logo. and just for a minute now, i'd like to show you a quick video that we produced that i think highlights many of this and shows you again, face forward, our employees at the heart and the center of all of our work.
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[ video playing ]
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>> and i'd like to take a moment also to just thank everybody who worked on this. the incredible members of the market marketing team and all of our communications colleagues, and anybody who worked on it who would like to standup. many are back at the office, working on everything that will be rolling out this afternoon. starting at about 3:00 this afternoon, you'll start to see it on our website and many of our documents. >> well, thank you for the presentation and for the video presentation and the effort. that's wonderful. and are there more? no?
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okay. yes please. >> how many personnel hours were used to develop this logo? >> i'll take that. i don't know if we can give you person hours. >> well how about this budget? how much time was spent to device this logo? >> to readvise this logo, most of it was done in house, but we did hire an out person. >> i still don't understand the need for the change. why do we need a new logo? how does this relate to service, safety, liveability? how does a logo help us achieve those goals? wouldn't that many be better spent on actual services. >> i do think it's important for us to be able to talk about what we do and to tell people, especially our employees that we're one agency, so this is about a culture of service. this is about making sure that we can work together as one
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agency and that all of our employees see -- >> i don't see the value of a logo doing it. that's all. >> thank you, mr. chair. >> i think it does that. >> thank you for your comments. was there someone else that wanted to ask about this? please, go ahead. >> i was just going to say i definitely appreciate the effort that staff did and that everybody went through this to get us to this place. as someone who's regularly working with transportation agencies, lots of different ones, the differentiation between the old logo -- i didn't know it was the grand junction, but it looks like kind of a weird kind of a star kind of a thing where the roads come together, what have you. i think it was a little bit confusing for folks that are trying to figure out the difference between the sf mta and the muni or the conjunction, what have you. this is going to help tremendously, and i think every place we see that multicolored logo that doesn't translate very well onto printed material or anywhere else, it can lead
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to confusion and sort of lack of an ownership. so i certainly appreciate the logo design, and i think it's -- i really, really love t the harkening back to the mu municipmuni worm. >> i'm glad you got a chance to give your explanation. i certainly see the importance of connecting to the muni logo, and the sort of history to make sure everybody understands that we're one agency. and i guess that begs the question, this is the second logo in a little while. i'm confident from you and director reiskin, that you've tested the logo, and this can be a logo for a long time, is that correct? >> yes, that's correct. >> i think that'll help assuade some of the issues. i'll turn it back over to you
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to complete your report, and i'll say to you two, thank you very much and good luck with the roll out. i hope it goes very well. >> thank you. and i guess the issue of the kind of intangiblity of this kind of work. i think for a very modest investment of time and money, it will have significant benefit for the agency in the long-term, so i also want to appreciate the work. speaking of investments, last thursday, the california state transportation agency announced awards for one of its larger grant programs, a transit inner city rail program, and they announced for the sf mta an award just short of $27 million towards the funding of eight new rail vehicles, which is great news and we're very grateful for the award. i will note that our application in this cycle is
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for 572 million, including 22 new light rail vehicles, so we got funding for eight of the 22 that we had sought. we had also sought funding for our motor coach fleet expansion. we had sought funding for electric bus investments. while we didn't receive any, i'd note that the anaheim andn't lan and antelope valley received them. i will just note that $20 million for a parking garage in livermore funded relative to the needs that we have here for transit in this city, it was certainly disappointing. we will be reaching out to the
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state transportation agency leadership to visit -- i guess try to understand what was behind the funding decisions. there are some good things in the funding that -- that was provided statewide. very significant funding for b.a.r.t.'s train control upgrade, which is necessary for them to increase the capacity of the system. right now, they're bottle necked by the single tube, and the old state of their technology. this upgrade will let them run trains essentially closer together which will increase throughput through theum tunnel which will enable more people from the east bay get into san francisco using the tunnel and not congest our streets. the valley b.a.r.t. got their grant extension which they're using to extend the b.a.r.t. to san jose.
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very important part of the region's rail network. caltrain received funding for its electrification projects, and then something in california, over $1 billion to l.a. metro. so overall, it's a great program. we're grateful for the funding, and hopefully we'll fare better in the competition next time around. at a much more modest level, i wanted to bring up to you something that came up in our budget discussions but hadn't been resolved at the time that we finally approved or that you finally approved the budget, and that's the issue with regards to crossing guards, an item that was raised by a member of the board of supervisors, among others. quickly speaking, we have 195 funded positions for crossing guards, of which right now 180 are filled. we have been able to drive down
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the vacancy rate but are figuring on hiring and retention, and from that have been able to see some improvements. but with all that said, even with those 195 positions filled, there's still a waiting list of schools that would like crossing guards that don't have them. so what i will be proposing is that we add 20 additional crossing guard positions to the budget that will allow us to essentially close the -- to fill the waiting list. the sum total is $280,000. that would bring us from 195 to 215 crossing guards. this is something that we can do in the -- the technical adjustments phase of the budget. the mayor just submitted the budget to the board of supervisors today, and this is something that i would share with the board of supervisors, as well. we expect, when the final
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general fund numbers come in for the next two fiscal years, that there will be space within the difference between what's projected and versus what we assumed in the budget to cover this cost. so a modest increase will allow us to get all of those positions filled that the schools have requested, and he with think that's a go-- we th that's a good investment to make in response to what we've heard from the board of supervisors. it's come up at a number of transportation committee meets, same members of the board of supervisors, so it's an issue that has support. couple other issues. one that we've been talking to you a lot over the last seems like years about the need for us to close the twin peaks tunnel this summer for extensive reconstruction. that is still on track to start at end of june and go for about
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60 days from midto late august. again, this is to replace track, do seismic upgrades, replace the drainage system, which is the original, meaning it's over 100 years old. and what we also told you we would be doing weekend closures surrounding the entire closure. as you know we've been doing a lot of late closures, late friday and saturday nights, and allowing early openings, friday and saturday mornings at 9:00 coming up memorial day weekend, we are going to come up with a plan that will allow us for the full vested closure later this summer. it's allowing the contractor to get a lot of work done that will help make for smoother sailing during the full closure, but it will also allow us to test our service plan. to just to remind you as we
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discussed recently, we will have buses that will substitute for the el taraval between the san francisco zoo, the terminal, san francisco station, at which point riders will be able to transfer to the muni metro. the k-ingleside trains will essentially run from their normal terminal to st. francis circle, at which point they will switchback. and going through balboa park, they will be interlined with the j so that j essentially will be extended to cover the other portion of the k route so that just to be clear, as the j's come down south into balboa, then, they will continue up on ocean avenue up to st. francis circle. so as we will have during the
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full -- the two-month closure, we will saturate the areas with ambassadors to make sure there's lots of public information in addition to what we have put out ahead of time so that anyone who was caught unaware when they show up will be able to be easily directed. all the information continues to be on-line at sfmta daughter coin/twinpea -- before i go on, do you have any -- >> i have a few questions. a few things, but why don't you finish your report, and if anybody wants to ask now, they can, but why don't you finish your report. >> so just quickly, just a couple more things. up coming sundays in the tenderloin is sunday streets. hope to see you out there.
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more information at sf finally just wanted to report out to you that yesterday at the board of supervisors land use and transportation committee, the committee heard legislation that was introduced earlier this year by supervisor safai and peskin that would provide for execution by the board of supervisors a provision that k3i69s exists i city charter that would allow the board of supervisors to hear appeals of certain mta decisions. without getting too much into the details of it, a number of decisions relating to parking
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changes, private transit, or provide transportation actions, those kind of -- a number of different items, including an addition at the committee yesterday of decisions to approve or not approve stop sign requests would be appealable under this proposed legislation to the board of supervisors. by our count, in 2017, there were about 575 such actions that would be potentially subject to appeal. it was 275 before the addition yesterday at the committee of stop sign requests, which brought the number from 275 to 575: there were some changes made on the fly at yesterday's committee meeting, amendments that were adopted by the committee. we haven't seen any of these things in writing, but changed some of the thresholds for an appeal. a proposal was that it would
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take five members of the board of supervisors to hear an appeal. there was some questions of the timelines that was proposed at appeal, a request be made within 30 days, and then the charter requires once that request was made that they make a decision in 60 days either to reverse or not. or if they make no decision, then the item goes into effect. but we will continue to communicate. the legislation will stay in committee one week because of thesub stan -- the substantive changes. i will say there is an exemption for bus rapid transit projects, which is the -- you know, we've only really done one of in our history and don't have a whole lot of them lined up. there is an exemption for a
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major capital value project of $10 million or more in the current draft, but many of the muni forward projects that you all have authorized, such as improvements on the 5, the 7, 8, the 9, the 30, and the 45, some of which have been implemented, some of which are under construction, but it would affect future projects to delay or reversal. so we will continue to wrk with the board of supervisors, presumably, it will be back at committee next monday, after which it will move to the full board and we'll continue to keep you informed. and that concludes my report. >> very good. are there any questions for the director? we have public comment? >> clerk: yes, mr. chairman. there is david kilpail, followed by herbert wiener. >> so followed by two speakers?
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>> yes. >> so if i may, director reiskin, i have a few questions, and then we'll turn to the members of the public. on the state ard with a, on the lrp vehicles, i know we had a -- state award, on the lrp vehicles, does the fact that we didn't get this award in the full amount affect that plan or are we still on -- on course to have that number of lrv's coming on-line the next several years? >> so the service changes that go into effect this coming june that have been approved by this board will be able to go into effect 'cause we have the -- the first 24 vehicles are fully funded, and what we were seeking was funding for the balance of the option of 40 additional vehicles, and right now we are short by about 14 vehicles or about $85 million, so we -- this is a -- kind of hot off the press, and while we weren't necessarily expecting
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to get every penny of what we requested, we thought certainly for the light rail vehicle ask, we thought we would get closer to the full amount that we've requested. and we twice previously applied for funds from the same source, and have to date received for this award $86 million, so we were fairly confident that our light rail vehicle request was strong and competitive. so it's a little too early to know. we will have to go back to the drawing board and probably reprioritize. we have executed this option, so we will need to figure out how to fund it. so i guess the short answer to your question is no, it will not impact our plans, but it will impact our overall capital budget. >> okay. and i'll certainly as one board member look forward to what we get from the feedback reporting agency as to how our bid was viewed. and then the closure, 60 days, i hope it will be shorter.
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but one of my concerns is sometimes as we know from dealing with other tunnels that there are sometimes unknown things that happen with delays. if we built into it some sort of a contingency that we could do the work with weekend closures? i'm particularly concerned with school being back in session in september and not wanting to have full week closures when people are coming back from vacation and children are going back to school. so i'm wondering if there's some back end contingency in coming back to work. >> we did build that in. that's something that we haven't done previously, but based on our experiences with the tunnel and other closures, we thought it prudent. so the expectation for the work is shorter than 60 days, but we're going to try to be conservative. we're communicating to the public that the full 60. that window does encroach on the first week of school for
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the unified school district. school starts on the 20th, and we're currently scheduled to be out of service till the 24th. so the worst case scenario is we see there is a one week impact with the school district, but we will make every effort to beat that, and as we get close to 60, if it does take the full 60, our plan is to resolve the closure so that we can reopen after the 24th and continue, ifremaining work, on weekends. >> wonderful. that's very helpful. thank you. and thank you for building that into this plan. public comment. >> david, followed by herbert. mr. chair, how much time? >> two minutes, please. >> david pillpal. several items. first to director heinicke, i think you sounded pretty confident, perhaps overly presumptuous that directors
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franklin and borden will be reappointed, supervisor peskin specifically called them out yesterday for not checking in with his office and just assuming that members appointed by the mayor would be confirmed by the board of supervisors, so we'll see what happens at the board today. with respect to the new logo, there was a marketing piece or some handout that went to employees yesterday that i saw. i think that this is a terrible idea. i would note in terms of history, muni, which is 105.5 years old has had three logos in that 105 year history. now mta at only 18 years has also had three logos. historically, the best logo, i think was the original o'shaugnessy logo, the logo still seen on tokens.
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this is the first time i've heard about it. i don't know if board members have heard about it before. it wasn't in the budget. if there was stakeholder outreach. it was another example of stakeholder outreach. it's just a bad choice, a bad priority, a bad distraction for an agency that has real issues to fix, so i can't say enough bad things about it. i just -- and you know as director torres pointed out, if there are staff and resources that went into this, they could be redirected elsewhere to fix things. i'll talk about twin peaks under a different item. >> thank you, mr. pillpal. mr. wiener? >> herbert wiener. there's some things that are missing in the executive director's report, such as a service level, missing, late, broken buses, bicycle violations, bicycle injuries to
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pedestrians. now it was pointed out in a previous meeting, i can access this on-line. i think it should be made public at this hearing because then the board can call these statistics into question. it's a great inconvenience to try to access them on-line. they should be made public. secondly, that muni emblem, i think it represents a fluctuating level of service which is so unreliable. it goes up and down and round and round. thirdly, that movie was really ex-quisitely about mta, except it was about another city. >> thank you as always mr. wiener. any further public comment on item seven? that brings us to item eight. >> clerk: mr. chair, i do not see a cac officer here today,
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so there been be no report. moving onto item nine, general public comment. [agenda item read]. >> clerk: mr. chairman, directors, we do have an overflow room, so i will read -- >> how many speakers do we have on this item? >> we have seven. >> okay. why don't we proceed with this item, two minutes apiece. >> all right. and i will read several names in advance so that if people in the overflow room wish to speak, they have time to come upstairs and do so. first three speakers, mat, dav -- meat, david, tom. >> good afternoon. meat brisena for people protected bike lane. i want to thank director reiskin for riding turk with me this week. every day thousands of bicycle
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riders and scooter riders travel east on the awesome new follow tom oaked bike way. however if they want to travel west, they have the unprotected bike lane on howard and cars that are traveling at over 40 miles per hour. i will remind everyone that on june 22nd, we will be acknowledging the second anniversary of kate slattery being killed while biking on this street. if i can quickly just use the overhead. set it on there -- there you go. there was a classic situation on howard. this is supposed to be a bike lane but it's entirely double parked, and bicyclists are forced into traffic with 45 miles an hour cars. tomorrow night, during the evening commute, 70 to 100 members of the people protected bike lane will be standing on howard street, separating cars from bikes.
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we're doing this, protecting our fellow citizens because this board and sf mta will not. we'll be placing kate slatery's ghost bike on the corner of sloat and howard. we can move the bike lane -- protective bike lane to the other side of the road. i know our agency is capable of this, and you will want to have a plan in place by june 22nd of this year because this will be in the press. then your staff will have to answer questions about why this lane after a mayoral directive, after that death and constant dangerous situations has not been addressed. so please make this a priority, and i will continue to come here and make sure we do. >> thank you, mr. briseno. next speaker, please. mr. golden, welcome. >> good afternoon. i'd like to, mirror the suggestion for a protected bike
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lane on howard and 7th. as you mentioned, 2016, kate slatery was killed in a hit and will not collision. few days later mayor ed lee held a press conference and said we would see quick action on an already proposed plan for infrastructure improvements, but almost two years later, we've seen nothing on howard, even though we have on folsom and it's made a gigantic difference. tomorrow night, i along with my daughter will participate in a protected bike lane at howard and 7th to show we care about bicyclists safety. if the thought of my daughter standing moore feet from speeding cars down howard street gives you pause, consider that all that's straighti straig separating us from cars when we're biking is a strip of paint. that will do nothing to prevent a situation like kate's from happening to us.
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the recent success we've had on folsom. on upper market street can be confident that we can solve this problem, that you have the tools and the design to know how to protect cyclists from cars. please do so on howard street. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> tom gilberti, sonia trout, ben libby. >> mr. gilberti. welcome back. >> thank you. congratulations. i saw on the television we're doing something about the elevators, so congratulations. hopefully, it's a start. questions, on the stations involved, there are two elevators: streets and to the platforms. people are going to be on both elevators, bravo.
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steam cleaning. in fact, we could probably hire out of like the five-man crew to steam clean the platforms around the elevators, in the elevators and along the platform, you look down when you go underground, and you'll see an edge of grime, black grime, around everything, and if we got a special steam cleaning crew to hit every station occasionally, once every week, once every two weeks, we can help cleanup for a very minimal price. help us all. schedule bei scheduli scheduling for the electric, for the rails, is it possible
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we could have two different schedules: rush hour and for seniors and for people that are kiefd disabled a kind of disabled and maybe don't go out for a rush but maybe more scheduled, that can make more stops for seniors. i know vanness is having a problem with their seniors. bikes and scooters, sidewalk bike lanes, we're having a little mish mash on the sidewalks. thank you. >> thank you. and i hope you've taken some pride in getting what you've asked for, and that you've come down here to ask for it. next speaker, please. >> sonia trout, followed by ben libby, and then may lee gee. >> welcome to both of you. >> thank you. this is antoine. we also appreciate have
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elevators. my name is sonia trout, and i have a bunch of letters that i e-mailed also, but if you guys want them now, can i hand them over? thank you so much. so what i'm here to request is something pretty modest, a report on the scootability of all of the surface parking lots. there's about 20 for development as housing. and i know that the mta -- sf mta all right did a report on fi the suitability of five of the parking lots for housing. those five that were studied assumed the lots would be developed in the current zoning. i'm asking you to ignore the current zoning because that report made it seem like none of the lots were feasible for development, really. what i extrapolated from that report was that at least one of the lots could be developed as
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midi middle income or mixed income housing that generated revenue for the mta, which makes me think that maybe some of the other lots could, too. and the mta already generated nontax nonfare bus versus a revenue when they redevelop for hotels. so this is an idea that would generate revenue for the public and also provide the middle income housing that the city needs. it's -- i think that this is something that would be broadly exciting for the -- for citizens and -- in san francisco because there's a lot of talk out there about value capture, right? when people were discussing sb 827, there was so much concern that we weren't going to be capturing the value of upzoning. the only way to have 100% value capture is if the public is the developer, so this is a way that we can provide housing without giving away any of the value that housing creates to
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developers. the people of san francisco can enjoy all of the value of that -- of that housing. thank you so much. >> thank you, and congratulations to antoine on his perfect behavior. next speaker, please. >> ben libby, may lee gee. >> hi. my name is ben. i'm here to encourage you to study the feasiblity of mta surface parking lots. [please stand by for captioner switch]
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>> so it depends how you do it.
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there's lots of different examples around the world. you can have social housing that is mandated to be either rent controlled from the beginning, right, so you limit the increase in rent, you can have special housing that is -- >> if i may, i'm sorry, maybe i shouldn't ask this question. more directly, does your definition of social housing include affordable housing for people of low incomes? >> sure yeah. yeah. it can. >> okay. i'm good. thank you. >> thank you very much. we appreciate your coming out and taking the question. next speaker, please. >> i'm here on behalf of west side, best side. we are a group of people on the west side to subset lake shore. we are add volunteer -- advocating for more housing and better transit. i'm here on behalf of these people to let you know that we
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were made aware of this proposal just discussed. after the meeting last year we fully ask you to do this study. the reason is that there are three of these parking lots into sunset and four of these parking lots as well on west. please do this study and do not take account the zoning. i hope for a very good out come. thank you for your time. >> next speaker, please. >> those are the last speaker cards that i have. if there's anybody in the over flow room who wishes to address the board on matters not on today's agenda if you could please come upstairs now. >> the floor is yours. >> thank you. first item regarding the twin peaks shut down. when this project was originally
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evaluated it was going to be weekends only shut down and construction. when it was approved the second time around it was just going to be a 60-day shut down and then early shut downs on weekends from march until june with different times. now those times have been shifted. this is the first time today that i hear that there will be a full weekend shut down on memorial day. this project keeps changing. i think when folks on the west side hear about the level of shut down they are going to be pretty unhappy. this is just a precursor to the shut down for like a year and a half, two years for construction. so i don't know how much out reach has happened to the west side but there really aught to be more to explain these changes and why they are happening. briefly on the land use committee yesterday, i was not there but i watched the hearing very interesting, particularly those of you who were there, it
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has not been well explained how the agency is addressing both the -- well, a number of things but the legislation, the poet's strategy to work, the rie, the rapid improvement exercise, other changes to out reach. there are a lot of different things happening and they haven't been properly put together in context. i hope that may happen next week at the hearing. recently there was a presentation at the sfcta about the late night transportation working group as a result supervisor stefani asked for a late night hearing on transit. perhaps you can get an update at this board about the late night working group and the proposal to move forward there. i think that would be helpful. >> thank you. all right. next speaker. public comment on items not on the agenda.
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>> milo, lizzie. >> i'm here to request a study on building social housing on mta parking lots. so to respond to the question of what is social housing, it's essentially just housing owned by the government. it's not entirely without precedent, not even in deed in san francisco. the housing in the precidio is owned by the government, so that's market rate social housing. if the mta were to do this with the city it would be a very progressive policy to enact. it would meet a housing need and create revenue for the city. one of the things is maintaining ownership of the land so it's on
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going benefit to the public. on the same note i would like to request another study, the feasibility of using the top floor of parking garages. there was a study previously on the mosconia center and the 5th and mission parking garage on the usage. they concluded that in 2016 that at no point, even in peak shopping season in december, is the parking garage 70% full. that means the top floor is essentially empty. that space could be used to expand the san francisco shelter system. and it's also ideally located in the mission so there's 21 i think parking garages that mta has and we could use this to ramp up at least temporarily our shelter capacity. i think today is actually a good day to be asking for these kind
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of outside the box thinking with tun vailing -- the unraveilingf the new logo. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> the last three people who have furnished in a speaker card. >> the floor is yours. >> thank you. i'm here to address for this issue this idea of the feasibility study. i just want to put another voice behind it. ever since i heard about it i've just kind of had it stuck in the back of my head, like what a cool way to be clever about both our housing issues and also an additional way that sfmta can get some revenue, i think that's brilliant. i really hope that this is something that the group takes and runs with. there's a lot of possibility out there. as a west side resident and homeowner i actually would love
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to have any way to get additional people out there and this seems like a really clever way to do it. thank you. >> thank you very much. next speaker, please. >> nor ma guzman, sam saddle. those are the last people who have turned in a speaker card. >> i'm norma guzman. thank you for your time. i just want to quickly support a study for housing, government-owned housing also on mta land. i grew up in government-owned housing although it was in a much more rural location and i wished that it was somewhere there was a lot denser and vital like san francisco. i think mta has a good track record of trying new things, of trying pilots for programs, trying new street designs. i think mta would be a great agency to spear head a new pilot program for housing. thank you. >> thank you very much. next speaker, please. >> sam saddle. >> mr. sat l, welcome. >> hi. thank you. my name is sam saddle.
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we advocate for housing and transportation on the east side of the city. the housing crisis, we need all of government to help us. one all we are asking for is the study. please consider it and we would love to be part of the process mauving forward. thank you. >> thank you very much. next speaker, please. >> mr. chairman, that's the last person who has turned in a speaker card. >> is there anyone else who wishes to speak on items not on the agenda? seeing none we'll close on item 9 and move on to the consent calendar. >> thank you. just for the record, item 10.1a, b and c, item 10.2 and item 10.5 have been severed at the request of members of the public as previously stated item 10.2d had been removed from the agenda at the request of staff.
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>> okay. so 10.1 is off of the consent calendar, 10.2 and 10.5 is severed. not a lot left there. that leaves 10.3, 10.4 and 10.6. i assume with no severance we have nobody who wants to spoke on those items publicly? >> correct. nobody has turned in a speaker card on those matters. >> very good. so we will close public comment on items 10.3, 10.4 and 10.6 and i'll entertain a motion. >> so moved. >> a second? >> second. >> with that all those in favor of 10.3, 10.4 and 10.6aye. >> aye. >> passed. >> let's go to the next one. >> they have to do with traffic modifications on slope boulevard. >> public comment, please. >> yes. patrick skane, jennifer -- is
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jennifer here? okay. she was for the other one. patrick skane and david pillpill are the only two speakers on this matter. two minutes? >> two minutes, please. >> good afternoon and welcome, sir. >> good afternoon. my name is pat skane. i'm a member of the park neighborhood association. i wanted to speak in favor of the proposed changes. the main concern here really is line of sight, line of sight that affects the pedestrians, bicyclists and vehicles as well. the over pass at sunset boulevard is kind of an extended four leap clover. there's a significant merge coming from skyline boulevard going eastbound which causes drivers to engage in a number of different activities merging, turning off and also proceeding eastbound. so we've had problems there in the past. we really do think that